India nautch girl dancing 1910s. Indian dancers.

India, nautch, girl, dancing,
India nautch girl dancing 1910s

India dance costume 1910s.

Dancing Nautch Girl

Illustration, damasks, ornament
Note:  The Indian greeting. India Mughal empire era.

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